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November 1st, 2012  /  Jessica

November 1st, 2012  /  Meghan

11/14/12 – A BABY KIDNAPPED FROM A PLAYGROUND LEADS TO A TWISTED CASE OF LIES, BETRAYAL, AND INFIDELITY. The abduction of a baby from a city playground quickly turns into a custody dispute when the kidnapper (guest star Bijou Phillips) swears she is the child’s biological mother. She also claims the father is a high-powered legal expert (guest star Scott Bakula), sending Detectives Benson (Mariska Hargitay) and Amaro (Danny Pino) on an investigation that forever changes the lives of two unsuspecting families. Also starring Ice-T (Detective Odafin Tutuola), Dann Florek (Captain Donald Cragen) and Kelli Giddish (Detective Amanda Rollins.) Also guest starring Tamara Tunie and Jessica Hecht.

October 31st, 2012  /  Jessica

ACHIEVING the milestone of 300 episodes is, for any television series anywhere, exceptional. To do it as a weekly crime series over 14 years in the most crowded genre and competitive market in the world is, simply, remarkable.

Tonight, the New York-based sex-crimes drama Law & Order: SVU hits this mark.

SVU (which stands for Special Victims Unit, an elite squad of detectives who police sexually based offences, which are considered especially heinous in the criminal-justice system) is the last iteration of Dick Wolf’s crime franchise that’s still in production. ”The Mothership”, as Wolf calls the original Law & Order series, lasted 20 years and more than 450 episodes. Its distinctive New York crime stories live on in reruns on pay TV where it has earned its dues as a modern classic.

Law & Order: Criminal Intent, notable as the home of Vincent D’Onofrio’s eccentric but brilliantly entertaining Detective Bobby Goren, eventually limped to 10 seasons. Law & Order: LA made it through a full year before being cancelled. (Trial by Jury, a less celebrated L&O incarnation, lasted just a few episodes, so let’s not talk about that.)

Indeed, along with providing work to countless New York actors over more than two decades, Wolf’s legacy and the omnipresence of his series can be distilled to the ominous and evocative ”chung-chung” sound that breaks up segments of every L&O episode.

Sure, SVU is at times predictable. But fans will tell you that’s also one of its virtues.

Unlike The Mothership, through which Wolf regularly churned over cast members, the cast of SVU had remained stable until last year when the most popular character, Christopher Meloni’s combustible Detective Elliot Stabler, departed the squad room.

Stabler and Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay) constituted one of television’s most endearing (platonic) couplings. His withdrawal led to some forced changes that eventually rejuvenated the series.

Warren Leight, an L&O veteran, became show-runner. A new team of staff writers were recruited and two new actors joined the cast as lead detectives: former Cold Case star Danny Pino and The Good Wife’s Kelli Giddish.

For Pino, who was born in Miami to Cuban parents, the 300th episode’s significance was not lost. The 38-year-old has ”only” appeared in 27 episodes.

”It’s a drop in the bucket in comparison to the amount the show has amassed,” he says. ”But it’s an honour to be part of that.”

Every show’s set has it own specific dynamic yet, for Pino, SVU appears to hold a resonance beyond the screen.

”The fact that we deal with crimes of a sexual nature means survivors of these crimes are just that,” he says. ”They have to endure past an attack and beyond the abuse they have sustained. Yes, our show is fiction, but there are a group of viewers watching the show who are unfortunately dealing with the very topic we address.

”It’s not a show about homicide, because the main victim has to endure and survive beyond that. For a lot of these survivors [who are, in fact, viewers], the show serves as something more than entertainment. The letters I have received, and many of the people I have met, are an indication it has a resonance far beyond the screen.”

One of the hallmarks of the L&O franchise (with a few notable exceptions) is that the writers have rarely opted to delve into the private lives of the detectives. Each episode was self-contained, with a crime that was solved by the end of the hour. This is no longer the case on SVU.

We have in the past year watched Pino’s character’s marriage disintegrate. Meanwhile, his boss, Captain Donald Cragen (played by Dann Florek), was embroiled in a scandal involving a prostitute ring. This storyline led to – most shockingly for L&O – a cliffhanger season finale back in June.

”The case we are investigating is still ultimately the focal point,” Pino says. ”But revealing what a character’s backstory is … can expose a lot about how each character investigates that crime. Sometimes it’s good to explore what it takes for that particular cop to even show up at work that day.”

Pino says Wolf remains very much a part of the show. ”As far as I know, Dick watches all the shows and reads every script,” he says. ”He has a say in hiring a lot of the people involved.”

At this stage, SVU is living year-to-year. Last year its US network NBC reportedly came close to cancelling it. And although the show improved creatively, its ratings took a dive when Detective Stabler left.

In the US, its time-slot is tough; it’s pitted against Modern Family, Criminal Minds and The X Factor. ”We’re like the Australian soldiers at NBC,” show-runner Warren Leight said recently. ”They throw us in the toughest situations.”

Is Pino worried about cancellation?

”We’re confident we’re having a strong season and the show is compelling,” he says. ”Interesting scripts keep coming in from the writers. So although you don’t know what’s going to happen, there is a certain amount of hoping you will continue to be able to create this world.”

Source: here

October 29th, 2012  /  Jessica

Thanks to Meghan for uploading this! There’s some new footage for Wednesday’s episode.

October 28th, 2012  /  Jessica

So, this is from last year (better late than never), but Danny is in the very beginning of this video and it’s absolutely adorable! Perfect to get us all into the Christmas spirit! Enjoy! 🙂

October 27th, 2012  /  Jessica

As you’ve probably heard by now, the official nominee voting for People’s Choice has begun. SVU has been nominated for Favorite TV Crime Drama. Although Danny didn’t make the ballot for Favorite TV Dramatic Actor, you can write his name in, by checking other, therefore nominating him. You can vote to officially nominate both SVU and Danny for the 2013 People’s Choice Awards as many times as you would like, up to November 15th! Then, the nominees will be announced, and the real voting will begin! Let’s get SVU and Danny officially nominated and send them off to the People’s Choice Awards in 2013 and make them winners!

Favorite TV Crime Drama Voting: Here

Favorite Dramatic TV Actor Voting: Here

October 27th, 2012  /  Jessica

I’ve added photos to the gallery of Danny, Mariska, and Raul Esparza on location, shooting SVU, yesterday in New York City. Enjoy!

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